The global consumption of electricity and electronic devices is constantly increasing and the manner in which electricity is produced, transmitted, distributed, and consumed is undergoing a fundamental change. The growth of electric vehicles and renewable energy production in the coming decades will only further this development.
In this master’s program, you will gain deep technical competence and a sustainable mindset, preparing you for a dynamic and rewarding career in the electric power engineering industry. You will learn to design the electric power systems of the future with sustainability as a key focus, solving pressing challenges in how electricity is produced, transmitted, distributed, and consumed, including wind and solar power or smart grids.
You will gain practical experience through lab work in combination with computer exercises and have close contact with leading companies in the Swedish industry through guest lectures and study visits. You will also have the opportunity to carry out master’s thesis work directly with our industrial partners. You will also address the new opportunities brought by recent advancements in information and communication technology, for example within the design and operation of electric power systems.
The fundamental areas covered in this program include electric power systems and distribution, high voltage and power electronics system transmission, electric drives, and more. Elective courses cover topics such as wind and solar power, electric vehicles, smart grids, renewables, battery management systems, HVDC, and much more. Students in this program will combine deep theoretical knowledge with practical know-how.
The future is electric. Will you drive it or be driven?
The Sustainable Electric Power Engineering and Electromobility master’s program at Chalmers will lead to professional roles such as Designer of electric systems, researcher, developer, power system analyst, tester, project manager, and technical specialist within the introduction of renewables in the power system or other areas related to electric power engineering.
Many of the program’s courses and master’s thesis project areas provide a strong link to research activities within the Electric Power Engineering division at Chalmers. Besides moving on as PhD-students, graduates from the program can be found at companies such as ABB, Volvo cars, Volvo AB, Scania, Hägglunds, Bombardier, Svenska Kraftnät, Göteborg Energi, Ellevio, E-On, Nexans, NKT Vattenfall incl. Ringhals and Forsmark, Ericsson, AFRY, ALTEN, ALTRAN, SWECO, Aros electronics, research institutes like RISE and Chalmers, and other top technical universities.
General entry requirements
A Bachelor's degree in Science, Engineering, Technology, or Architecture
To fulfill the general entry requirement for a Master's program at Chalmers (at advanced level/the second cycle), the prospective student must hold a degree that is equivalent to a Swedish Bachelor's degree (minimum 3 years, 180 Swedish higher education credits) in either Science, Engineering, Technology or Architecture.
All applicants must document their formal academic qualifications to prove their eligibility. Only documentation from internationally recognized universities will be approved by the Swedish Council for Higher Education which manages the website universityadmissions.se.
If an applicant is also a holder of a second degree such as a Master's degree, that may be to fulfill specific (course) requirements, it cannot be used to fulfill the general entry requirement on its own.
In your final year of Bachelor's Studies
Students in their last year of studies who don't yet have documentation of their soon-to-be-completed degree can be accepted.
Degrees that are constructed on one another cannot consist of the same course
Applicants who fulfill the general entry requirements for the second cycle (master’s level) programs and eventually specific entry requirements can be admitted to a master’s program. Applicants cannot be evaluated as unqualified in the qualifying academic merits which include courses from the program’s plan in those programs that they have applied for if that occurs.
Courses included in an earned first cycle degree (bachelor’s level) or professional qualification of at least 180 cr. (180hp) or the equivalent foreign qualification that are prerequisites for master’s qualifications may not be included in the higher qualifications. This also applies to prerequisite courses for master’s programs, regardless of whether they are included in the underlying qualification. *
*) Local Qualifications Framework for Chalmers University of Technology - first and second cycle qualifications.
Restrictions for Citizens from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)
Chalmers cannot admit applicants with citizenship of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea only to any program or course, due to the Council Regulation (EU) 2017/1509 of 30 August 2017 concerning restrictive measures against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and repealing Regulation (EC) 329/2007.
For applicants with double citizenship of which one is of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the other of another country, the citizenship of the other country has precedence in this respect.​